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Stay Connected While at Home

Multiplayer games, social movie streaming, book clubs via app keep you involved in isolation

Facebook Messenger

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How to Use Zoom

Instructions for joining and hosting meetings, muting, chatting, screen sharing and more

Skype

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5 Ways to Video Chat

The pros and cons of Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger Rooms, Google Meet, Skype and Zoom

Diversions

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Learn New Languages Via App

Or boost your ability to understand and be understood with a translation device

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Best Podcasts for Book Lovers

Listen and learn about hot new releases, quirky nonfiction picks or beloved classic novels

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Improve Your TV Experience

Great home theater accessories don't guarantee clarity of picture, sound

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How to Get More TV — for Free

Inexpensive antennas let you receive scores of your favorite over-the-air broadcast stations

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Why You'll Love Hi-Res Sound

Some streaming services will help you remember the hi-fi quality of stereo records

Telehealth Care

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A First-Time Patient's Step-by-Step Guide to Telehealth

How to make the technology work for you and get ready for your virtual doctor's visit

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Skip a Trip to the Vet During the Coronavirus Outbreak

FDA eases restrictions on treating animals via telehealth to support social distancing guidelines

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New Patients Share Their Experiences With Telehealth

'It did feel like we were eye to eye. It was so much more personal and relational than a phone call.'

Telehealth Offers Big Benefits, Especially to Those at Risk

Virtual checkups with your doctor limit possibility of coronavirus exposure, and Medicare covers it

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Use of Telemedicine Surges During Coronavirus Outbreak

Will physicians decide that they can handle in-person and virtual visits after this is over?

   

Work @ Home

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You Can Improve Your Work-at-Home Computer Setup

A small laptop screen, cramped keyboard and trackpad may not work well for 8 hours

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5 Features to Look for in Your Next Laptop

No need to be a student to take advantage of back-to-school sales

    

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Five Tips to Improve Your Internet Speed at Home

Try these tricks from the FCC to enhance the performance of your Wi-Fi and router

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Ergonomics More Important Than Ever While at Home

Backaches, eyestrain and wrist pain are a danger when your habits with tech are too casual

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5 Steps to Set Boundaries When Working from Home

How to separate the professional and personal when your home becomes your office

Connect With Us

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‘My Online Privacy For Seniors’

AARP’s book offers steps to protect safety and privacy on your cellphones, computers, smart devices

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‘The Perfect Scam’

AARP’s podcast series takes you into the minds of con artists, shows you how to protect yourself

Other Tech News

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How Not to Break the Bank as You Upgrade Your Smartphone

Top models cost more than $1,000, but you don't sacrifice much with more affordable options

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Deciding Whether an E-reader or a Tablet is Best for You

You'll have to figure out what's most important: computing power, price or type of screen

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8 Smartphone Safety Apps That Could Save Your Life

Emergency software that can provide severe-weather alerts, medical tips, tracking and more

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Accessibility Tools That Can Make Your Life Easier

You can experiment with many of these features already on your smartphone

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Stressed Out? Take a Breather With These Meditation Apps

A short, guided time-out might be just the ticket to calm your always-on mind

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Technology Can Help You Organize Your To-Do Lists

An app allows those honey-do lists to live on multiple devices, so you can share them with your spouse

   

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Social Media & Privacy

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Why Your Kids Get Upset When You Share on Facebook

You've created a permanent record online for grandchildren that's out of their control

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Tech Firms Take Down Ill-Informed Posts on Coronavirus

World Health Organization cites 'infodemic' of dubious posts spreading misinformation

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How to Bulk Delete or Archive Old Facebook Posts

Here's how to use the new feature, available for app users and coming soon to web browsers


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